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“The artificial lake” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Burley Griffin

Lake Burley Griffin
Canberra, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 109 attractions in Canberra
Type: Bodies of Water
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
“The artificial lake”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Walking around the lake was quiet and peaceful. The water in the lake looked dirty and murky, so not very tempting. If you walk around the International Flag Display area you will not miss a small shop who rents out Segways. The only real good thing about the place is the view it gives of the Water Jet and National Carillon. I would not be going back there on future trips.

Visited November 2011
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Centerpiece of Canberra”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

This man made lake is the centerpiece of a purpose-built national capital named after the city's architects. There is a great bike/walking path around it with plenty of short options - using the two bridges across it. One can go sailing, canoeing, paddle boating as well. It is used for Dragon boating by the numerous clubs every morning and has at least two sailing clubs with sailboats to rent.

Visited December 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great Man Made Lake ~ Excellent Walking Path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Excellent walking path around the lake.

You can do a complete walk or a variety of walks starting at different places.

View the various memorials located around the lake.

Many landmark buildings located beside the lake. All are worth visiting time permitting.

Visited November 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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“Take a cycle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Excellent - you can hire a cycle for $40 for the whole day (9-5), and do the whole circuit 38KM or bits of it. The circuit is pretty flat with lots of attractions that you can stop at. There's also a nice nature reserve on the Eastern circuit which makes you feel as if you are way out somewhere else -- not 10 minutes from the CBD (well , CBD for Canberra)

Visited December 2011
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Holt, Michigan
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“Serene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

The path around the lake is great - I wish my town had something like this.

Visited October 2011
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